But some observers of Congress say ethics probes can suddenly flare out of control, as when former House Speakers Texas Democrat Jim Wright and Georgia Republican Newt Gingrich were forced from power.
"If you've seen a chicken in the barnyard get a peck on his head so a little blood is showing, then the other chickens all rush in and peck him to death, that is the danger for Tom DeLay right now," said Charlie Wilson, a former Democratic member of Congress from Lufkin. "He's got a little blood on his head, and sometimes that is enough to get you killed."
Anyway. The Stakeholder notes that some other prominent conservatives are joining in the DeLay peck-a-rama, though they manage to steer clear of the blood-and-feathers language. Start of a trend, or soon to be forgotten? We'll see.Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 29, 2005 to Scandalized! | TrackBack